Elegant Fresh Berry Tart Recipe
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Elegant Fresh Berry Tart Recipe

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This elegant tart was my first original creation. If other fresh fruits are used, adjust simple syrup flavor to match.—Denise Nakamoto, Elk Grove, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • SYRUP:
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon red raspberry or strawberry preserves
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 2 medium kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 186 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 83mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the orange peel and extracts. Gradually add flour until mixture forms a ball. Press into a greased 11-in. fluted tart pan with a removable bottom. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. For filling, in a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Spread over crust. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring the water, sugar, preserves and lemon juice to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  4. Arrange the strawberries, raspberries, kiwi and blueberries over filling. Brush with sugar mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Elegant Fresh Berry Tart in Taste of Home Winning Recipes 3 2012, p272

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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johndenver User ID: 1706840 233983
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2015

"i must be doing something wrong. i follow the directions for the crust, but don't have enough dough to press up the sides. any advice? i think this will be a really good recipe once i can get the pretty crust."

AJN-OH User ID: 8310053 223938
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2015

"I love this tart! I have made it several times using different fruits. Also I have substituted the cream cheese filling mix with sugar-free cream cheese cake pudding made with skim milk. It turns out equally good."

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